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Do people suffer from an addiction to suffering?

A Buddhist monk talks about cultivating loving compassion for all living things

 

September 12, 2019



Outrage and anger are the currency of our times. They’ve been glorified as the emotions of the righteous, and they’ve been monetized by social media companies that know how effectively they generate clicks, and how easily those clicks are converted into billions of dollars in revenue.

“[Anger] seems strong and compelling, and people think that if they are not angry they can’t be motivated into action,” muses Ngawang Thekchen, a Buddhist monk who lives in Mount Horeb. Sitting outside a local café on a mild, late summer day, Thekchen’s jovial tone of voice, her relaxed body lang...



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